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Nov 29, 2012 2:00am PST
. the spruce is from mt. olive, new jersey. incidentally, that tree survived hurricane sandy. the rockefeller sandy tree tradition began in 1931 when worker building the center put up the very first one. a little bigger and fancier. and for a look at your national weather and a look at the tree, let's go down to the plaza where our meteorologist is standing by with a look at your weather. front row seats there. >> it's amazing. it wasn't turned on earlier this morning when we came in. now it's in the full glory. do you get a better backdrop than this? it's absolutely gorgeous. even for the early morning people walking by and viewing the tree, it's not that cold out here. but it isn't windy either. so you're not seeing the lights rattle on the branches of the tree this morning. that could change though as we go into the next couple of days. we're dealing with really nice weather across the eastern half of the country. the only trouble spots really back across the west coast. storm after storm is going to pound california, oregon, and washington state. closer to home, albany is seeing snow righ
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 2:00am PST
of great stories for you. yesterday in sandy-stricken new jersey and new york, a secret santa was handing out $100 bills. the anonymous missouri man sought out people who had been devastated by hurricane sandy. and while he plans to hand out $100,000 in total, he says it's not about the money. it's about committing random acts of kindness. >>> speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need. and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing. and the first thing i thought was, this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him, and i was, like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: the officer says he was so moved by what he saw, he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy, business as usual, but again, this officer kind of took the time, saw something
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 2:30am PST
faced in the wake of hurricane sandy. christie said in a letter to fema that the economic damage in his state could top $40 billion. he also plans to couple to washington to press his case later this week. both christie and new york governor andrew cuomo are asking for full compensation for their state's efforts. the white house is also expected to ask for more money. >>> and just one month after the election, mitt romney is returning to the business world. the former republican presidential nominee rejoined the board of the u.s. hotel company marriott international. romney served on the marriott board for over a decade stepping down in 2002 before becoming governor of massachusetts and again in 2011 when he launched his second presidential bid. the romney and marriott families have been close friends for generations. romney even named jay, willard marriott, the founder of the company. >>> and returning to health news now. you'll be interested in this. bifrpg eating disorders is being redefined as a mental illness. for the first time in over a decade, the american psychiatric associatio
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 4:00am PST
big money headlines. sandy's impact. buyers are back. and a big bake sale. joining me live now forbes staff writer morgan brennan. >> good morning. >> first off let's talk about hurricane sandy which took quite a toll on consumer spending. the commerce department says that fell in october, after rising in september. but then the third quarter gdp rose higher than estimated. so how can they both be true, morgan? and does this continue in the coming months? >> it's a great question, and i think the way to explain it, actually, is to start with that gdp number. the reason we saw gdp rise in the third quarter was because businesses are restocking their inventory levels and actually because government spending ticked up by about 9.5%. both of those added to economic growth in the third quarter. both of those are not necessarily sustainable. consumer spending on the other hand makes up about 70% of gross domestic product. we saw that tick down in part because of hurricane sandy in the third quarter. the early numbers for november, despite robust black friday are showing that consumers are s
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
in october. i've talked to some experts who say sandy, the sandy effect on the jobs is somewhere between 80 and 100,000 jobs in the month of november. so whatever it is you can blame sandy for what 80 to a hundred. add that to whatever the number is and it maybe should be what the number should have been. we are taking a deep dive into understanding the american electorate. it could spell a lot of trouble for republicans going forward. our fiscal cliff-mas gift today alan smith gets down gangnam style. what the senator is saying about the video that's gone viral watching the daily rundown only on msnbc. u see this? oh, let me guess -- more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] ever
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
, and aftermath of hurricane sandy. fema's administrator craig fugate is expected to testify. andrew cuomo testified yesterday. they have requested $79 billion for rebuilding projects. >>> lawyers for george zimmerman have released this photo which they say was taken the night that he shot and killed trayvon martin. this picture isn't new but it's a higher quality colored version of one that's already been released. the image was recently turned over to the defense. zimmerman claims he shot martin in self-defense. >>> flu season is under way and it could be a bad one. suspected flu cases jumped last week and this year's strain is making people sicker than others. now, here's the good news. this year's vaccine is well-matched to the virus and should take care of 90% of the flu cases. >>> a rare positive side effect to hurricane sandy, the auto industry reports that cars have been flying off the lots. mandy drur ree is here with what is moving your car sales. >> car sales rose 15%. you were saying it. we had to see a lot of replacement of cars and trucks damaged in the hurricane. but at the
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
. >> when you look at where we have had like natural disasters, like hurricane sandy in the northeast and other things that have shown the need to rebuild the infrastructure -- i mean, when a hurricane can close down the biggest city in the country for a week and the new jersey coast, we're not talking about handouts here. we need to rebuild tunnels and bridges and highways and roadways. you would think that would be above partisan bickering. >> it's been said before, al, we're still driving on eisenhower's highways and going to roosevelt's schools. you know, 60, 70-year-old things, we've got to rebuild this infrastructure. it will put a lot of people back to work. you're right on targetzez that. hurricane sandy showed that more clearly than anything else. >> senator tom harkin, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you, al. thank you for your leadership. >>> up next, what does america look like? here's hant. it's not the republican party. you'll want to hear what nancy pelosi had to say about this picture. >>> plus, the great rosie perez is here. actress, director, activist. she
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
the benghazi issue? what changed the last weekend toward obama? >> certainly i think sandy changed things. it let the president be president. >> it changed the subject from benghazi. >> i would also say this race was more of a referendum in some way on mitt romney than it was the president, and that's unusual -- >> does your side -- i know you're a true believer and i respect that. do you think -- i mean it. do you think they didn't really believe he believed? >> no, i don't think that was the problem. i think the bigger problem was two things. they never personally kented with him. they never felt this attachment and they didn't see him as -- >> personal. >> skekd of all, i think we failed middle income blue collar voters who feel we no longer understand their life, no longer are fighting daily for them, and they think what we're about are just the social issues and fighting for tax breaks for the wealthy. that's not what we're about, but we sure let that perception happen. >> my dad is a regular republican, not a right winger. he used to say the trouble with my party is they care about
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
house through the west executive entrance but he apparently is there to talk about sandy aid. also making news, a massive recovery effort in the philippines after a cat traffic typhoon. at least 350 are diead, 400 mor missing. the u.s. department of state has sent its condolences. >> back at home, unemployment applications are way down. the labor department said the number of people applying for benefits dropped 25,000 last week to 370,000. unemployment applications spiked last month after hurricane sandy to almost a half million in the week of november 10th. >> accompanied by prince william, kate middleton left a london hospital for treatment of acute morning sickness. she will continue her treatment at buckingham palace. >> and there was this prank call to the hospital. >> that doesn't even sound -- i mean, that's ridiculous. the nurse ended up giving up personal information and the d.j.s say they never thought their fake accents would fool anyone. >> jovan belcher's daughter will get about $1 million from the nfl. the linebacker killed her mother and then killed himself. she wil
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
for more aid in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. the president is going to ask congress for $50 billion. new jersey and new york will no doubt want a big slice of that but disaster relief is being held hostage by the fiscal cliff. how much pressure does this additional pressure put on republicans, seeing chris christie show up at the white house knowing that he needs money for his hard-hit state? >> it's a tremendous amount of pressure. part of what the strategy of think of what we're see hearing is the republicans are becoming increasingly isolated. you think about the discharge position. essentially even if they don't sign on to it, the point is they're going to own this mess. they're the ones who are seen to be, as the public suggests, not willing to make a deal. it is not unreasonable. we've all seen those horrifying images from the devastation of hurricane sandy. it's not unreasonable the governor of the state of new jersey would come and say i need help. americans are going to see that. they see the republicans becoming increasingly sort of isolated and, again, it becomes this que
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:30am PST
sandy. interesting stats expected out of the auto sectors. this could be good news. we think there may ab a pace of somewhere in the region of 15.2 million cars sold in november. the fact is that americans got very old fleet of cars. the average age of car now is 11 years old. it's 20% of the cars on the road are 16 years old. maybe renewing the cars is a big factor. great numbers for abercrombie and fitch, the shares are up 15%. this is a very well received set of numbers. >> you mentioned the abercrombie stuff. others are not doing well. i think i have figured out the differences between the two clothing companies. maybe it's the marketing campaign that is struggling. here's the classic abercrombie campaign. enough said. and here is aeropostale. buy your stock appropriately. thanks, steve. >>> as always, shoot us an e-mail and let us know why you're awake or text the word awake to 622639. waited so long for. that we'll read the best responses later in the show. still ahead on "way too early," things get a little chippy last night in boston. rondo and kim kardashian's former husband t
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 2:00am PST
obama? >> certainly, i think sandy changed things. it let the president be president. i think that helped. >> it changed the subject from benghazi. >> i would also say this race was more of a referendum in some way on mitt romney than it was the president, and that's unusual -- >> does your side -- i know you're a true believer, and i respect that. do you think -- i mean it. do you think they didn't really believe he believed? >> no, i don't think that was the problem. i think the bigger problem was two things. they never personally connected with him. they never felt this attachment, and they didn't see him as -- >> personal. >> second of all, i think we failed middle income blue collar voters who feel we no longer understand their life, no longer are fighting daily for them, and they think what we're about are just the social issues and fighting for tax breaks for the wealthy. that's not what we're about, but we sure let that perception happen. >> my dad is a regular republican, not a right winger. he used to say the trouble with my party is they care about the big corporati
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
weird reason before that? what changed the last week for obama? >> i think sandy changed it a little bit. they let the president be president. i think it helped. >> i would also say this race was more of a referendum in some way on mitt romney than it was the president and that's unusual. >> did your side -- i know you're a true believer and i respect that. i mean it. do you think they didn't really believe he believed? >> no, i don't think that was the problem. i think the bigger problem was two things. they never personally connected with him. they never felt this attachment and didn't see him as this person. that's his personality. secondly, i think we failed midd middle-income blue collar voters who feel we no longer understand their daily life and that we think it'sal about the social issues and fighting the tax breaks for the wealthy. >> i know. my dad's a regular republican, not a right winger. he e said the trouble with my party is they care about the big corporations too much, like ge used to always point to it. look at this. romney's senior adviser defended his campaign this we
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
of the november jobs report and what impacts superstorm sandy and those fiscal fears may have had on hiring. meanwhile, the national retail federation is asking congress to step in and stop striking clerical workers who shut down 10 of 14 terminals at two california ports. the group estimates the now week-long strike is costing $1 billion a day. >>> edward glen hayden, managing director and head of global interest rates at morgan stanley, pictured here during his days at goldman sachs is being investigated by commodities and futures regulators. according to "the new york times," the question is whether hayden's trading manipulated the price of treasury futures while he was back at goldman in 2008. >>> news corp. announced the ceo of its uk newspaper operations who took the reins in july of last year is stepping down. >>> swiss banking giant ubs is reportedly close to reaching a $450 million settlement with u.s. and british authorities over an interest rate-rigging scandal that rocked the banking world this year. and on the deal front, delta airlines is said to be in talks for a 49% stake in
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
of hurricane sandy. people don't want just knee jerk no government. they want a government that really does work. >> and a "washington post" poll showing 60% of americans support what is now in fact the tom cole barack obama position. raising incomes on over $250,000 in income. when you look at these polls the republicans are reading, when you look at the totality the way this is coming in, the point "the wall street journal" editorial board and tom cole was trying to drive in today, the rates are going up. now, what are our options? and he's saying our best omptio is actually what the president has laid out. >> that's right and so, john boehner has asked himself, how do we get to that place and i think you were right earlier, that he's allowing cole to go out there and everyone knows cole is a good friend. everyone knows if they come to some type of deal, it's going to require some republicans and a ton of democrats, but it's going to require a significant number of of republicans. not four or five. it may be as many as 50 to 100 because the democrats are going to insist we're not going to
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
for a smaller amount of the electorate than anticipated. numbers show romney stalling out during hurricane sandy the week of the election then coming back in the final days of the race. he said we thought we had in the last 72 hours of the campaign made up some of the ground from the challenging messaging period during the hurricane. that moment never really materialized, unfortunately, and romney went on to lose. the question is why? nate cohen and alex wagner, thank you guys both for being here. >> thanks, ezra. >> nate, let me begin with you on the poll. what can we learn here? you went through all of the polling in the combine. what was your conclusion when you found out far off the romney campaign got it. >> well you have to understand that it is so much worse than public polling. obama is shown 5.2 points worse than he did. the public poll shows obama performing 2 points worse. so they are showing 3.2 points worse than public polls, not paid by the romney campaign to produce the right answers. the second thing, is their explanation doesn't really line up. they didn't show diverse states li
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
numbers show who is getting the highest marks for handling the sandy storm damage and mayor booker puts his stamp on a big devat. first the white house stressed again it would not accept the use of any chemical weapons in s syria. secretary of state hillary clinton called it a red line for the united states. >> i'm not going to telegraph what we would do that the regime has resorted to using chemical weapons but we are certainly planning to take action if that is a very strong warning to the assad regime that their behavior is reprehensible. >> clinton did not say if the u.s. had any new evidence to suggest they are planning to use a stockpile of missiles they are believed to have. watts told politico the defeat is evidence that their party needs to broaden its appeal to minority voters. priebus has announced he is seeking a second term. party insiders say out of the 168 votes from members who get to pick, he has 130 of those locked up publicly. nbc news has learned president obama will ask the dnc to approve keeping debbie wasserman schultz as chair. the fact the president carries her
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
, congressman, there are reports the president may ask congress for $50 billion for hurricane sandy, you know, to cover costs of relief and rebuilding. do you expect that to even be held hostage as well by region sn -- republicans? >> yes, do i. >> so no agreement on fiscal cliff, no agreement on debt ceiling, no agreement on this either? >> that's because they are obstructionists. they've turned the win into a partisan political instrument. they've turned the weather into a partisan political instrument. we have a solution to thisç 37e have introduced a discharge petition. we think that we shouldn't be holding the middle class hostage. everyone agrees the first $250,000 in income should receive a tax increase. i believe it should be higher in some areas like long island. but i'm not telling to tell somebody making $130,000 won't get a tax cut until somebody at $300,000 gets theirs. let's just vote today, tomorrow o a bill to give people a tax cut up to the $250,000, we offered a discharge petition. we need 40 republicans to sign that petition, get this out to a vote, put brakes on going ov
MSNBC
Dec 1, 2012 9:00am PST
headlines. sandy's impact. buyers are back. and a big bake sale. joining me now forbes staff writer morgan brennan. let's get to hurricane sandy which took a toll of on consumer spending. "consumer reports" says spending fell in october after rising in september. the gdp was higher than estimated. i never can quite figure out how they can both be true and whether or not this continues in coming months. >> that's a great question. i think we need to start with the revised number for the third quarter. the reason we saw gdp growth in the third quarter was because businesses were restocking their inventory. an government spending increased about 9.5%. not sustainable indicators of economic growth in the long term. consumer spending makes up about 70% of economic growth. the fact we saw that come down in october and actually the fact in november the early numbers despite a robust holiday shopping weekend are still not looking so good is why we're seeing economists predict a weak fourth quarter economic number. and we're actually seeing numbers as low as 1% which would be really terrible. >> no
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
jobless claims which have some sandy issues involved or the fiscal cliff talks? >> definitely the fiscal cliff. what you were talking about yesterday, boehner's comments really turned things around for the markets, all this sense of optimism all of a sudden. we saw the markets go from down triple digits for the dow up to triple digits. we haven't seen a swing like that since over a year ago. it's been october of 2011 was the last time it happened. it's definitely the fiscal cliff driving things. we heard commentary from lloyd blankfein, between that and the lead story -- one of the top stories on the front page of the "wall street journal" suggesting the president is flexible on the tax hikes, that sounds like a deal might get done. you see a gain of 50 or 60 points. gdp up 2.7% from 2%. there was concerning things when you dig into the numbers, it's all fiscal cliff all the time here, chuck. >> oh, hopefully, as you guys say, it will all -- people will rise above, right, becky? >> that's right. >> i know. i see the button. up next, we're taking a deep dive into the u.s. relationship wit
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
christie, together on superstorm sandy. that's what they want more of. i think members of congress -- >> there's no chris christie in washington. michael, there's no chris christie that's circling around washington, d.c., right now that actually needs something from the president. christie needed stuff from the president and fema and wanted it directly to get to his people. of course they're going to play nice. >> i would like to think, though, the president was elected with a mandate. i can't say that. he doesn't control the house. he didn't have the house before. he doesn't have the house now. so compromise has got to be the word of the day. i think that that's what the constituents of these members most want. >> all right. zachary, senator durbin says he could see $400 billion in entitlement cuts. democratic aides telling politico most of it is going to come from medicare in part by raising the retirement age. a move that more than two-thirds of americans oppose. that's according to the latest "washington post" poll. this is something that democrats are going to have a hard time
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
decline since hurricane sandy. that's it from cnbc, first in business worldwide. now back to "hardball." >>> back to "hardball." let's take making a deal here for all that at home who want to see republicans and democrats work together to avoid the fiscal cliff, we can bring you two lawmakers who are open to cutting a deal before the end of the year. with me are members from both sides of the aisle u.s. congressman lee tori, a republican from nebraska, and u.s. congressman jerry conley a democrat from nearby southern virginia. but first, i want to start with you. you told the omaha world herald this about republicans, we're screwed either way we have no leverage in these discussions. congressman, what did you mean by that? >> what i mean by that is that the president wants us to take a tax vote before he's willing to talk about anything else cutting or reforming, and republicans just aren't going to do that. so what he's doing is setting us up to be the fall people for going over the fiscal cliff. frankly, going over the fiscal cliff is a win for the president. so either way we're goin
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
. as expected, initial unemployment claims surged after hurricane sandy devastated parts of the northeast. but today's numbers, from the department of labor, show the second straight week of decline. evidence of steady improvement in the labor market. the good news keeps on coming. the commerce department reports economic growth of the third quarter was actually better than first reported. the initial estimate had a gdp growth of just 2%. this morning the commerce department revised its estimates to show growth of 2.7%. that's the best gdp figure since the end of 2011 and the second best of the last three years. so things are looking up. president obama has an improving economy on his hands in spite of all the do-nothing congress that's going on in washington. anyone who still thinks that the term "do-nothing congress" is just a little too harsh, take a look at this. 906 bills were r passed from january 1947 through december of 1948. by the body that president harry truman listed and labeled as the do-nothing congress. the current congress with one month to go has passed 196 bills. by far
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am PST
. these numbers were thrown off by sandy. at this point i think wall street is easing into friday. chris, back to you. >> maybe they're just happy it's friday, becky. >> reporter: i am. >>> well, it didn't take long for republicans to reject the president's proposed solution to the fiscal cliff crisis. now harry reid says it's the republicans turn to put out their own plan. with me now tennessee republican congresswoman diane black who is a member of both the budget and ways and means committees. congresswoman, thank you for joining me. we had some reporting earlier that said don't expect any public counter prproposal from republicans. can i ask you why not? >> well, i think, chris, that you can just look at what we did before the election. actually the medicare is what we put the plan out for and we also have a plan out there to avert the fiscal cliff and sequestration. our plans are already there. and we're just waiting for the president to come out with a plan. everything we're hearing is so one-sided. it's all about taxes and now he's telling us he wants to spend $1.6 trillion more than wh
MSNBC
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
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Nov 30, 2012 10:00am PST
. handing out $100 bills to people suffering from super storm sandy, calling himself a secret santa. the businessman plans to give out $100,000 in new york and new jersey. god bless him. >>> and nypd police officer hair re deprimo is getting a lot of attention for all good reasons for buying a homeless man a pair of boots. he was on the "today" show this morning. >> the two things that stick out in my mind that night, how cold it was and this was the most polite gentleman i had met and i had to help him. >> after another week of budget negotiations, the message to the nation seems to be we are stuck at square one and that is one of the problems for the obama administration. joining me here in the studio is mark landher white house correspondent for "the new york times." margaret carlson for the bloomberg view and national correspondent chris. thank you very much for being with us. we could use officer deprimo to solve some of the budget problems, christmas spirit and the powerball couple from missouri, amazing couple who one was laid off, the other just finally got a job and now the
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2012 2:00pm PST
devastation of hurricane sandy. a good way to help is a group in staten island. the website for that group is dratlasfoundation.com. the address is dr. theodore atlas foundation, 543 cary avenue, staten island but you get it through the website, dr.atlas foundation. they are doing great work. they're helping kids of these families get through the holidays, helping in all the ways the government doesn't and needs the help to fill in the cracks. there are other good causes out there this year. this one is a special one right now. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. sel
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
of the sandy effect. now as you can see showing those percentages here, big jumps. alaska was the biggest jump of all places and thousand this is where i want to bring in david wasserman of the cook political report. this is my favorite thing here, david. take us through what is unique about mitt romney and paul ryan that no other losing presidential ticket pulled off. >> chuck, this may be the only ticket in history both candidates have not only lost their home states but their home counties and home towns. chuck, that's remarkable. >> massachusetts, wisconsin, middlesex county, belmont, massachusetts. i guess that's what you end up having with two blue state guys running on the republican ticket. some conservatives say it doesn't matter if you get blue state guys. doesn't seem to pull off swing voters. we move on to a couple of other things here and this is something you have started doing. trying to break up the cultural differences between the two parties. counties where there are cracker barrel and whole foods. a few have both. northern virginia. >> just a few. >> prince william or loudou
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Dec 4, 2012 8:00am PST
. fema's chief is appearing before a house panel on sandy. >>> providing counseling for that couple, jovanbelcher and as they mourn for their loved ones. >> as a family, no words can express the sorrow that we feel for can kasandra and jovan. we are overwhelmed with both sadness and contusion. >>> the flu season is off to an early start. the strain this year can make people sicker than other types and are your honoring the urging the public to get flu shots. >>> record high temps were broken from the great lakes to texas yesterday. temperatures in chicago even reached 70 degrees. >>> and the barefoot man who received new boots from a new york city cop is not actually homeless. police say that the 54-year-old man has an apartment paid through disability and veterans benefits. >>> we are following this developing news coming to us from iran. officials claiming that the iranian navy forces shot down a u.s. drone over the persian gulf earlier this morning. a spokesman for the u.s. says there are no missing drones. what are you hearing about how all this all happened and the public decla
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am PST
in congress about aid for victims of superstorm sandy. clearly, he's got an interest in 2016, and then there's jeb bush. aa number of the people you just mentioned have very interesting ideas about immigration and about expanding the universe of the party. not all of them but certainly bobby jindal and jeb bush and marco rubio. >> immigration and education are the two places you'll see these wan-to-be future leaders break from it. >> that does it for us for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." tomorrow on the show maria cantwell and roger altman joining us. follow us online and on twitter @mitchellreports. hi, tamron. >> grae to see you. in the next hour we follow developing news. president obama has new words of speaker boehner and the republicans in his first tv interview since the election and since the fiscal cliff stalemate started. no deal until republicans drop the opposition to raising tax rates on the wealthy. that's the president's message. we'll play the interview for you, parts of it, and also hear from democratic congressman adam schiff. from the president shooting down sp
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
sandy. >> obviously new jersey still needs help. and he's not helping his political career doing that. a general election, yes. but he does have to face conservative threats in the primaries, not the best way. >> a cynical view of this -- >> sorry. it's holiday season but it's true. >> that's why we have you here. you call it like it is, my friend. that's all for us. thank you. we have to go. but i'll see you back leer tomorrow at noon eastern, 9:00 a.m. pacific joined by ben white, joan walsh, ben smith and msnbc's very own chris heys. until then, follow us on twitter -- wow, having a hard time with the teleprompter. "andrea mitchell reports" next. chris cillizza is filling in for her. good afternoon, mr. cillizza. >> i don't know what those words mean but assume they're compliments. >> $5 compliments. >> i'll take them. >> coming up next on "andrea mitchell reports," jim demint is out. the tea party leader announces his departure from congress. what does it mean for the senate and the future of the republican party? chuck todd, gop senator leader john barrasso and more. congressman
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am PST
to work address our infrastructure problems, underscore it by what happened in the northeast with sandy and the commitment between a new jersey governor and the president of the united states, you know, that we can work together to rebuild the infrastructure, streamline regulations, jobs are neither democrat or republican. it's all about helping the american people out. but they're not here to do that. >> congressman, let me ask you this. house democrats, many democrats nancy pelosi and others have been vehicle toll say we don't need to give that much if there is a deal. that democrats they won the election, president obama campaigned on many things that he's pushing. one, do you agree? number two, what role, if that is the role of house democrats what role can house democrats play in influencing that process since this is being cast as president obama and john bain somewhere nobody else. >> the role that the house democrats have played all along that is we continue to put forward an agenda that is acceptable to all sides. as i mentioned, jobs, first and foremost. back home, chris, they
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
christie met with president obama this morning to request federal aid to victims of superstorm sandy. the president is expected to ask congress for about $50 billion in emergency assistance. christie has said new jersey alone will spend almost $37 billion on rebuilding. michelle obama is competing with bill clinton for a grammy for best spoken word album. the first lady red the audio version of "american grown," the story of the white house garden. the former president narrated his book "back to work." those are a couple of things we thought you should knowment time for the news narc gut check. treasury he secretary tim geithner told cnbc yesterday that the obama administration is absolutely ready to go over the cliff if republicans refuse to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. take a look. >> when it comes to raising taxes on the wealthy, if republicans do not agree to that is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve the rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthy. >> orrin hatch called
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
. chris christie met with president obama to talk about aid following superstorm sandy. and the first family lights up their tree. now let's get you back to "hardball." >>> just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up for folks at the top 2%, but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done that is good for families like this one and that is good for the american economy. >> welcome back to "hardball." today president obama took his fiscal pitch outside the beltway visiting a middle class family in the virginia suburbs. the president's message is resonating with people across america. a new quinnipiac poll proves it. 53% trust president obama and the democrats more to handle the fiscal cliff negotiations. only 36% trust the "r"s in congress. joining me is nbc chief white house correspondent and political director and host of "the daily rundown," anything else you control around here? >> that's enough. >> and "the washington post's" chris cillizza. i think you've been reupped. you're all over the place. you're the greates
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
about 60 points. jobless claims were back under 400,000. but we still don't know the impact of sandy. let's face it, you guys have been talking about it all day. it seems that john boehner smiles and people buy a million shares of ibm right now. yesterday we were down about 100 points before boehner came out and spoke. i know on "morning joe" you talked about maybe he's a little less optimistic. mabel the phone conversation with obama was a little more terse. we went from being down 100 to up 100. we haven't had that kind of swing in over a year. we are laser focused on d.c. and those negotiations as usual. >> brian brings up 2.7 number, steve rattner. i guess you look at the numbers and you compare them to where we were at points in the '80s, the '90s, even 2004, 2005. it may not look good. compare that number to the rest of the world, suddenly the u.s. economy is looking pretty damn good by comparison to other countries. >> it actually feels like the economy is gathering steam. these kind of revisions help you feel that way. sandy is an aberration in the unemployment numbers as bri
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
the economic impact of hurricane sandy at $40 billion. >> can you believe that? $40 billion. it's astounding, every day the suffering continues. >> governor chris christie is expected to come to washington to press his case. both christie and andrew cuomo are asking for full compensation. the white house is expected to ask congress for more money to cover the cost of disaster response and recovery from the storm. and helping to boost auto sales, giving the industry its best numbers in four years. analysts are optimistic the trend will continue as cars on the road, age and need replacing. ford plans to up its production by 11%, convinced that consumers will continue to buy and as we know have been on the cutting edge of growth. they really have. >> we have senator coburn, form er national security adviser dr. brzezinski and senator claire mccaskill. >> that's a great show. ♪ you are my sunshine, my only sunshine ♪ ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians
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